Commentary Archive

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition

It’s May and more than five months separate us from the opening of the 2016-2017 season, but it’s never a bad time to check in on the Big Ten landscape. Here’s our first stab at forecasting next season’s conference standings with last ...

To stay or to go: Breaking down the impact of Williams, Blackmon Jr. NBA decisions

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft is Wednesday, May 25, which means we’ll know in the next 72 hours whether Troy Williams and James Blackmon Jr. will return to Indiana next season. Here’s a look at the impact ...

Breakout candidates in 2016-2017 for each Big Ten team

With plenty of roster turnover and guys leaving early for the NBA in the Big Ten, 2016-17 could be a year of transition for the conference. It should also be a season of opportunity for players to take on bigger roles. ...

Ranking the importance of Big Ten NBA draft decisions

The NBA draft combine takes place next week in Chicago and the deadline for players who haven’t hired an agent to withdraw from school is now just three weeks away. Ten Big Ten underclassmen have opted to test the draft waters without hiring an ...

A ranking of the Big Ten programs over the past five years

Measuring success of a program over a set period of time is a difficult exercise because there are plenty of factors that belong in the equation. Some would argue that NCAA tournament success is the most important ingredient. Others might ...

The Inside the Hall Mailbag: April 22

The Inside the Hall Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted to us via Twitter (@insidethehall), via email, submitted on our premium forum and sent to us via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. THowenstine ...

That’s A Wrap: Team defense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today, the series concludes with a look at Indiana’s defense. Final stats (35 games): 69.9 ppg, 44.4 FG%, 49.8 eFG %, 34.3 3PFG%, 18.9 TO%, 30.2% FTR. Indiana’s elite offense set the stage to ...

That’s A Wrap: Team offense

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Indiana’s offense. Final stats (35 games): 82.6 ppg, 50.2 FG %, 58.7 eFG %, 41.6 3PFG%, 19.6 TO%, 33.9% FTR. Indiana’s offense was elite in the 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 seasons, but the Hoosiers took ...

That’s A Wrap: Tom Crean

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: coach Tom Crean. As the 2015-2016 season began, Tom Crean spoke out about his complicated reality as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. Despite some success, not every ...

That’s A Wrap: Yogi Ferrell

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. Today: Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell (35 games): 17.3 points, 5.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 55.0% eFG, 82.9 FT%, 42.0 3PFG% in 34.7 minutes per game. The list of awards Yogi Ferrell collected ...